Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Tourism; Science

    Perth fires up as Perth Scorchers qualify for BBL final

    30/01/2023 2:00 PM
    • Sell-out crowd expected for Big Bash Grand Final at Optus Stadium on Saturday
    • Fans turn out in Forrest Place today to catch the Scorchers live as part of WA Cricket's Finals Fan Day 
    • Perth Scorchers are chasing their fifth Big Bash League title

    The Perth Scorchers turned up the heat in Perth today ahead of their Big Bash Grand Final on Saturday.


    Hundreds of cricket fans and enthusiasts turned out to celebrate the Scorchers first home final in five years.


    Deputy Premier and Tourism Minister Roger Cook joined the Scorchers' squad in Forrest Place ahead of this weekend's Grand Final.


    The Scorchers will face off against the winner of the Challenger round at the award-winning Optus Stadium on Saturday 4 February in what is anticipated to be a sell-out event.


    The first final the Scorchers hosted at the Stadium was just days after its official opening in 2018 where a crowd of 52,960 saw the Hobart Hurricanes advance to the 2017-18 BBL decider.


    The Big Bash League (BBL) is Australia's premier domestic Twenty20 cricket competition.


    The Western Australian Men's BBL team (the Scorchers) is the most successful team in BBL history, winning four championships to date and finishing runner-up on three occasions.


    For more information on the playoffs, visit https://www.cricket.com.au/news/ultimate-guide-bbl-finals-all-you-need-to-know-teams-tickets-venues-bbl12/2023-01-18


    Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Roger Cook:


    "Let's paint the town orange for the Scorchers. The atmosphere on Saturday at Optus Stadium is going to be massive.


    "Western Australia continues to demonstrate its capacity for hosting brilliant large scale sporting events and attracting sports fans from across Australia.


    "Support for the BBL in Western Australia is growing every year and events like this will help develop the game at the grass roots level, ensuring a sustainable future for the code."


    Minister's office - 6552 6500